Due to the passage of category 5 Hurricane “Irma” over the Windward Islands, Flamingo International Airport N.V. is supporting airlines and offering refuge to aircraft from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A total of 16 aircraft of various types such as “SAAB 340”, “Twinotter” and “Short 330” will be parked on the aprons of our airport and also two seaplanes type “Twinotter” from Seaborne will be landing ion the waters of Kralendijk Bay and will be stationed at the WEB buoy.
Bonaire International Airport N.V. (BIA) is happy to give our support to our neighboring islands who are experiencing very difficult times.
KNMI was asked to take part by Bonaire International Airport (BIA) in the 11th edition of the IASC, the Islands Airport Safety Committee. The IASC deals with the safety and quality of airports in the region. During this conference, which was held in Bonaire at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, KNMI gave a presentation on its activities in general and specifically on those for Bonaire airport.
KNMI mainly briefed the participants on their authorized observations that relate to infrastructure and services. KNMI provides the Bonaire airport, and its users (such as airlines and GA (private jets and recreational traffic)), with current and expected weather conditions at the airport.
With this, KNMI contributes to a safe and efficient handling of the air traffic on Bonaire. KNMI ensures the early availability of products and services and this has been drawn up in a Service Level Agreement with the airport.
KNMI’s weather and expected conditions, including any warnings, can be viewed on the BIA web site at http://www.bonaireinternationalairport.com/bonaires-weather/